Superstar Shahrukh Khan and the leading lady who idolises him, Priyanka Chopra are trying very hard to avoid walking along the same path. Remember how at a recent do the dusky babe wasn’t her usual self when a question about SRK was thrown at her? PC was asked if she would be cheering for SRK’s IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders this year; she paused for a while and replied that she has a lot of friends who own IPL teams, so her wishes are with everybody. Isn’t that very unlike PC? ‘Coz she isn’t a lady who thinks twice about voicing her love and admiration for the King Khan, we know.
So what could have led to such a drastic change in behaviour and tainted the happily healthy relationship between the two actors? We found our answers in this morning’s report. According to the story we read, the superstar has been indulging his current co-star Katrina Kaif with fancy jackets, gym bags and a bodyguard for her security. This isn’t the first time he has showered love on his near and dear ones with gifts and concern. In the past too, everyone from his first co-star Juhi Chawla to more recent Deepika Padukone has been at the receiving end in the relationship with SRK. For Deepika it was her dream launch in Bollywood; Juhi (with husband Jay Mehta) is a part-owner of his IPL team; PC was gifted an acoustic guitar on her birthday; Farah Khan was presented a luxury car after the release of Om Shanti Om…and there has been so much more. Perhaps the most touching and special gesture came for Kajol; one of the first people husband Ajay Devgn called on to provide solace to Kajol when her father Shomu Mukherji passed away was Shahrukh. Which means the superstar has to genuinely be one of the friendliest and most indulgent men in the industry.
Wethinks that it’s this friendly, caring and loving side of the superstar that has ignited rumours of a clandestine relationship between him and Priyanka. And we think the reason is easy to understand: Priyanka, like SRK, is friendly, funny, flirty and vocal about almost every single thought in her head and heart. To add fuel to the speculation of a possible romance, she reportedly broke up with Shahid Kapoor some time before Don 2 released. This made her easy prey in the minds of gossipmongers.
The problem is, wethinks, it is this easy, fun, flirty feeling between SRK and PC that has added some credence to the whole “affair” story. You can’t say the same about the other women in SRK’s professional life: Farah’s always been like a sister to him, Kajol is more like a buddy and was dating Ajay when they worked together and Deepika was supposed to have a soft spot for Ranbir Kapoor when she were shooting for Om Shanti Om. In the past, Juhi was one lady to be linked with SRK, but over the years their growing family ties have proved there was no truth to the rumours.
So what can the two stars do now? Especially because neither will come right out and say just what is going on between them…all we can do is speculate and wait to find out more.